[Sust-mar] Environmental Field Assistants, f/t, Clean Annapolis River, Nova Scotia

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Position: Environmental Field Assistants
Organization: Clean Annapolis River Project (CARP) http://www.annapolisriver.ca
Location: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Term: 14 weeks (starting in May or June)

Education Level: Student enrolled in Natural Resources, Resource & Environmental Management,Science (e.g. Biology, Ecology,Environmental Sciences) or Trades and Technology or related field at a post-secondary level. High school students are also welcome to apply. Student must be currently enrolled and returning to full time studies in the Fall of 2012. At least 1 position is for a co-op student.

Number of positions anticipated: 4-5

- Knowledge of important ecological elements of the Annapolis River watershed and current CARP projects.
- Experience in environmental field work (e.g. data collection, water quality measurements, surveying) or general labour skills.
- Experience or extensive knowledge about working with species at risk.
- Community outreach skills (e.g. personable, friendly and approachable).
- Good at multi-tasking.
- Good organizational skills.
- Team oriented.
- Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions (e.g. sun, rain, cold) and in various terrains (e.g. forest, river, wetland).
- Good navigational skills (e.g. use of compass and GPS in remote field locations).
- Experience using field equipment such as GPS, water quality instruments.
- Working knowledge MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access.
Other requirements: Full time access to a vehicle is an asset. Pleasure Craft Operating Card and valid First Aid certification is an asset. Electrofishing certification is an asset.

Job Description:
The Clean Annapolis River Project is a charitable non-profit organization with the vision of an ecologically healthy Annapolis River watershed. Our offices are in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis County, NS. The watershed extends from Digby to Berwick NS. The Field Assistant works under the direction of the Project Leader and Manager of Program Delivery in a supportive and cooperative team environment.

The Field Assistant will be expected to complete duties directly related to CARP's scientific activities in order to fulfill stewardship, ecological enhancement and ecological monitoring project requirements. The Field Assistant will be expected to conduct fieldwork as needed in various weather conditions and field conditions. The Field Assistant will also be expected to spend time in the office entering data and helping reporting requirements as directed by the Manager of Program Delivery. The Field Assistant will be expected to assist scientific field work related to species at risk or aquatic connectivity projects with a team lead by the Project Leader.

Duties can include but are not limited to:
• Aquatic connectivity surveys including fish habitat assessments, restoration recommendations. and physical restoration work.
• Assist in salmonidae watershed assessments and conservation plan preparations.
• Field work in various weather conditions (rain, heat, cold) and terrains (forest, wetland, watercourses).
• Scientific data entry.
• Help develop and deliver outreach, stewardship and educational activities (e.g. host events, presentations in local schools and groups; help assist junior naturalist club).
• Riparian restoration, photo collection and vegetation planting.
• Removal of alien invasive vegetation species with hand tools or by hand.
• Ecological monitoring of aquatic health parameters (e.g. temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, pH).
• Travel by small boat in watercourses (canoe or aluminum boat with motor).
• Assist in wood turtle research (e.g. radio telemetry, data entry, stewardship, nest protection).
• Assist in striped bass research (e.g. setting large nets, fish identification, stewardship).
• Participate in monthly staff meetings and 1 Board of Directors meeting.
• Equipment maintenance including proper cleaning and storing (e.g. muddy boots, tools, water quality instruments).
• Scientific report writing.
• Other field work and office work as required from time to time.

- Enriched knowledge and field related skills as they relate to ecological and community driven factors of the Annapolis River watershed.
- Enriched skills and competencies working on environmental projects such as species at risk research or aquatic connectivity.
- Enriched skills, competencies and understanding in specific tools and scientific instruments used for data collection and data management as they relate to environmental projects.
- Ability to conduct field work in several weather conditions and ecological habitat types.
- Enriched teamwork skills and leadership abilities.

To Apply:
Send your cover letter, resume, un-official transcript (for co-op students) and 3 references (preferably all in 1 document) to the attention of the Administration Manger, Susan Lane by one of the following:

Email: susanlane AT annapolisriver.ca
Fax: 902-532-3038

Clean Annapolis River Project
ATTN: Susan Lane
PO Box 395
Annapolis Royal NS  B0S 1A0
Applications must be received by 11:59 pm March 26th, 2012

For more info about CARP visit http://www.annapolisriver.ca
For more info about the town of Annapolis Royal visit http://www.annapolisroyal.com

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